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Back to the Old Skool: Garage Classics, Vol. 2

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Released seven months after the first volume, this sequel offers another 66-track serving of U.K. garage spanning the mid-'90s through the early 2000s. The mixing, as is the case with many Ministry of Sound releases, is basic but generally effective -- short on flash with emphasis on the music instead of extended blends and clever transitions. Among the highlights: Sweet Female Attitude's "Flowers [Sunshine Mix]," Daniel Bedingfield's "Gotta Get Through This," Gabrielle's "Sunshine [Wookie Main Mix]," So Solid Crew's "Oh No," the Streets' "Has It Come to This," Jodeci's "Freek'n You [MK Dub]," and Roy Davis Jr.'s "Gabriel [Live Garage Mix]." Another slick anthology that showcases colorful hybrids of R&B and club music.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
3:29
2 3:45
3 2:39
4 2:53
5 4:05
6 4:32
7 4:17
8 3:27
9 3:35
10
NCA
2:10
11 5:37
12 1:49
13 5:20
14 2:25
15 6:18
16 2:52
17 3:31
18
3:21
19 3:09
20
2:11
21 3:23
22 3:25

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:38
2 3:34
3 2:46
4
3:01
5 3:17
6
5:49
7
3:09
8
3:01
9 3:31
10 3:31
11 3:51
12
3:15
13 5:30
14
3:14
15 3:59
16 3:44
17 2:59
18
2:44
19
2:31
20 4:14
21 2:59
22 4:28
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